Things I’m actually worrying about today:
Getting to work on time
Drinking at least three cups of coffee
Paying my daughter’s child care (that stuff is expensive!)
Starting what feels like 20 projects at work
Checking twitter on my break, seeing that people are still worried about stuff that they have no control over
Getting through several meetings
Greece, what is up with them?
Speaking of grease, why does the screen protector on my iPad get so much greasier than the bare screen?
What am I going to eat for lunch?
Hoping my 12 year old dog doesn’t pee in the house
Leave work early, because I get to go to the dentist!
What am I going to eat for dinner after my mouth has been destroyed?
Do I have the stuff to make hummus?
Should I eat hummus with a blowed up tooth?
OH GOD THERE’S NOTHING BUT ‘REALITY’ TELEVISION ON TELEVISION
Why can’t I sleep?
Words with friends
Ugh, have to get up and do this all over again
Things I’m not worried about today:
Lady Nina’s Tweets, because I really don’t care
All those guys out there who claim to be Arsenal shareholders’ tweets because owning a share of Arsenal only means that you have a piece of paper worth £11,000 not that you have any keen insight into anything. I mean, I own shares in Google, does that give me special insight into what their R&D are working on?
Bronies, because Bronies are the new Furries
Why I have such a small following after years, and I mean YEARS of daily writing because after all this time it must be something fundamental about me that causes this phenomena and I suppose I should just accept that
AC Milan not landing Cesc because non-stories are non-stories and quotes from Italian GMs are almost always wrong
Nasri not getting a physical because that was a non-story broken by a non-reporter on Twitter who claims to be a shareholder
What Cesc’s ‘actual value’ is because his actual actual value is the price that Arsenal are willing to sell him for and whomever is buying him are willing to pay
How much money Arsenal are making off corporate sponsorshit, because sitting around complaining about things that are beyond my control is a waste of my time. I can wish for a lot of things, but if I was going to wish for something, it would NOT be for “Arsenal to find ways to increase revenue streams.” That seems awfully shallow
The new Arsenal away kit because it’s ugly but no one cares what a Google shareholder like me thinks
What would happen if Gooners actually convinced the board to buy Gary Cahill for £30m or whatever Bolton want and he turns out to be the next Senderos? Because you have to wonder why Manchester United would spend a ton of money on center backs over the last two years and neither of them were named Gary or Cahill
What would happen if Gooners actually convinced the board to buy Samba and he turns out to be the next Igors Stepanovs? Because as much as people like to say that “he played center forward for Blackburn” if you ever watched any of those matches you would know that it was a gimmick, like Manute Bol shooting three pointers
What is going on with Gervinho’s five-head?
Who Arsenal is going to buy today because we all know that the really real transfer window opens tomorrow
Whether Arsenal could just move van Persie into “the Cesc role” or Vermaelen “to Clichy’s place” because not only is that neither of those players’ best positions but also because playing left back at Ajax is not even close to playing left back at Arsenal and playing a bona fide center forward as a creative midfielder ignores all the other stuff that a midfielder has to do. I mean, have you seen van Persie tackle?
And finally, I’m not worried about why Denilson hasn’t been moved because I told everyone when we learned that he’s earning £3m a year that he would be difficult to move and that all the Gooners shitting on his reputation certainly wouldn’t improve his value. This same thing could be said about Almunia, Rosicky, Bendtner, and all the other players that you’d like to see sold but who you think are garbage. I mean, come on, people, if you think they are garbage then why wouldn’t everyone else in world football think they are garbage? And what CEO is going to risk his job buying over-priced garbage?*
That’s where I am today, and with that I’ll leave you with this video of Patrick Vieira and one last thought… If I were to worry about anything related to Arsenal today then it would be worrying how Wenger is going to uncover another gem like Vieira. Which I’m not going to do because as you can see, I already have plenty to worry about.
*Insert Ivan Gazidis joke here…